Former Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis has been hired by Ohio State's football program as an assistant on the defensive coaching staff.

It is Davis' first coaching job since the Eagles fired him at the end of the 2015 season, as part of the overhaul when Chip Kelly was dismissed.

Ohio State's official announcement didn't say exactly what role Davis will have. It said, somewhat cryptically: "[He] will become an assistant coach with the Ohio State Buckeyes at the conclusion of the season. Davis's role within the defensive staff and the position group he will coach will be determined and announced at that time."

Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer has a notable hole in his coaching staff, because linebackers coach Luke Fickell left earlier this month to become the head coach at the University of Cincinnati.

Both the Cleveland Plain-Dealer and Columbus Dispatch surmised that Davis will take Fickell's old job. For now, though, nothing is official.